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Main Title A new biology for the 21st century /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 443095226
ISBN 9780309144889; 0309144884
Subjects Biology--Research--Methodology ; Biology--Research--United States--History ; Interdisciplinary research--United States ; Biology--United States
Internet Access
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National Academy Press
National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QH319.A1N49 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/16/2016
Collation xiii, 98 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-94).
Contents Notes
The new biology's great potential -- How the new biology can address societal challenges -- Why now? -- Putting the new biology to work -- Recommendations. "Now more than ever, biology has the potential to contribute practical solutions to many of the major challenges confronting the United States and the world. A New Biology for the 21st Century recommends that a "New Biology" approach--one that depends on greater integration within biology, and closer collaboration with physical, computational, and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers--be used to find solutions to four key societal needs: sustainable food production, ecosystem restoration, optimized biofuel production, and improvement in human health. The approach calls for a coordinated effort to leverage resources across the federal, private, and academic sectors to help meet challenges and improve the return on life science research in general."--Publisher's description.